Bitey Ant!

These guys are fairly large, as ants go, maybe an inch long from nippers to tail, and are capable of jumping 15-30cm. Their bite is equally ferocious and can sting for days.

Luckily though, this one wasn't interested in biting me as it was busy cleaning its feelers.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 4th February 2014, This photo: 11:18am

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Comments

  • HPVD Photos said:
    Looks very wild, very nice capture.
  • kth_friend said:
    great shot.. lucky he wasn't hungry...
  • looby88 said:
    One of the joys of Aussie living, you are welcome to this particular "joy", along with spiders, snakes etc ! Good close up though :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/wombat44] Happily going about its business, with the occasional bright flash to disturb it.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kth_friend] Or at least not hungry for me ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Well, usually if you leave it alone, it'll leave you alone, and that goes for most of our little joys down here. Not all I'm afraid, but most of them.
  • £isa said:
    Great catch David… I'm glad i've not encountered these ants to date (knock on wood) :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/62670130@N08] Like most Australian critters, if you leave them alone, they'll probably leave you alone...probably ;-)